Fall 2019 Sewing Plans

Hello Stitchers! It’s time to get sewing on our fall seasonal clothing. I am adding a few pieces to my wardrobe this year.

Here is a video where I show you my new fabrics and the patterns that I plan to pair with them:

Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave a comment and let me know what you are planning to add to your wardrobe this fall.

Simplicity 8376 Serger Knit Top

Hello sewers and sergers!
Here is an easy, quick, nice-fitting pattern for your summer tops.
Simplicity 8376 gives many options for pattern hacking.
This one is View 1, the Base Pattern.
It is the perfect pattern for not only new-to-knit sewers,
but also for experienced sewers who might be new to using an overlocker.
You do not have to sew this on a serger/overlocker,
but the pattern and the overlocker make a perfect pair.
If you are in the local area, I’m teaching this as a Baby Lock Serger event
at Wimmers in Layton on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
My Silhouette Cameo teaching friend, Dana,
will be joining me to show you how to add a monogram to your top.
Price of admission includes
your fabric (the fabric has a beautiful drape – it is viscose and spandex),
vinyl monogram, lunch, and lots of fun.
We will discuss knit fabric choices,
I will give you tips for matching stripes,

we will attach a self-fabric neck band,

and we will stitch the entire top using Baby Lock sergers.
Okay, let’s go sew some new summer tops.
Thanks for visiting.



The Valentine Dress That Is, and the Blog Post That Almost Was

Happy February, sewing friends!
This is McCall’s 7186.
My intent was to blog a review of this one in late January.
My photographer has been traveling out of town extensively, so no pics.
*sigh*
Perhaps a photography session will take place near the end of the month
when we are both in town.
Until then, this is my only picture of this close-fitting knit beauty.
Sorry for the teaser, but there will be a full post toward the end of February.
For those of you who are machine embroiderers,
here is some cute inspiration:
This little ornithological creation is an in-the-hoop design from Pickle Pie Designs.
I used inexpensive felt from Hobby Lobby.
Clear vinyl was used for the cute little peek-a-boo-belly heart window.
I put the jelly beans in their own little clear bags and heat sealed them closed
before they became part of the owls’ abdominal contents.

On the back there is a lapped closure in which to insert sweet treats.
It doesn’t show up so great in these photos, but I used glitter felt for the eyes.
I appreciate the time you spend reading my blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a l❤vely Valentine’s Day.